Belgian plastic and rubber products association Federplast.be has appointed Petri Ven as its new secretary general. He will take on the new role in January 2014 when the current secretary general, Geert Scheys, steps down. Four years ago Ven joined Essenscia, the Belgian federation of the chemical industry, which delegated him to Federplast.be as its senior advisor for building and standardisation.
25 October 2013
Uniloy Milacron is restructuring its global sales operation to provide a more unified offering of its various blow moulding technologies to customers. Previously sales were run out of the company's manufacturing locations in the US, Germany and Italy. The new sales structure is based on a global approach, with regional heads.The reorganization will not involve job losses, Uniloy said.
25 October 2013
Bekum, the blow moulding machinery maker Bekum, is running an all-electric Eblow 407D model this year
16 October 2013
Plastek, the UK-based injection and blow moulder, has completed a project with Unilever to develop what it called a “radically different new actuator” for the personal care giant’s Sure brand of men’s deodorants
22 July 2013
Indian equipment maker Smart Machineries and Moulds has opened a new plant near Mumbai for manufacturing extrusion blow moulding machinery
25 June 2013
German conglomerate Bosch Group plans to expand into blow moulding machinery and technology. Bosch announced June 13 that it plans to buy Tecsor Machines et Systèms based in Mayreuil, France, near Marseille.
14 June 2013
Blow moulding machinery maker Krones says net income increased 53.3% in 2012 thanks to a decrease in tax rates
22 March 2013
Sabic is preparing a plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, to produce bimodal HDPE for blow moulded bottle applications. Commercial production is due to start in the second quarter of this year
22 February 2013
Sipa, the Italian blow moulding specialist, is focusing on growth in North America after expanding operations in Atlanta, the US
15 February 2013
Alpla will spend more than $20m (€15m) to open a US blow moulding plant by July.
13 February 2013
Berlin-based investment company Capiton has purchased Steadfast Capital's stake in blow moulding machinery company Kautex Maschinenbau
8 February 2013
Italian blow moulding machinery maker Sipa is teaming up with Athena Automation – founded by Robert Schad of Husky Injection Molding systems fame – to build a line of automated PET preform injection and blow moulding equipment
20 December 2012
Italian blow moulding specialist Sipa has created a new line to help companies in emerging markets move into the PET bottle market
19 December 2012
Logoplaste, a rigid packaging manufacturer based in Portugal, is opening a new manufacturing plant in Kansas City, the US
28 November 2012
Kautex Maschinenbau has formed a team based in Germany to set up factories to make plastic cylinders for propane and natural gas — fully automated plants that use blow moulding, injection moulding and filament winding
14 November 2012